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Asian “dean” fired from Yale for restaurant reviews

Asian “dean” at Yale fired because she used the phrase “white trash” in a review she wrote on Yelp.

Read the collection of reviews. I think they’re pretty funny. Ms. Chu is just a real person. Surely, there’s a place for this sort of frankness?

Would Paul Fussell, if he were alive today, be fired from Penn for writing Class? (Although I suppose that Fussell carefully avoided mentioning race.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm

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  1. If Chu played her cards right she could have gotten a promotion out of this.

    She could have said she used words like “white trash” to strike a blow against white privilege. And now a bunch of old White men at Yale are persecuting her for speaking her mind as a Woman of Color.

    It would’ve worked. Remember people attacked Otto Warmbier, a 23 year old man in a torture-induced coma, for White Privilege.

    Jimi

    June 21, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    • Otto was a retard going into a fascist shithole and died for acting like a moron. It’s unfortunate what happened to him, but the guy isn’t defensible.

      Kaz

      June 21, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      • @ Kaz

        Yeah, a 22 year old man who wanted to experience a unique adventure, whether foolish or not, is indefensible and deserves to be tortured to death. They should have effed him up worse!

        You are the indefensible moron.

        sfd@asf.com

        June 22, 2017 at 6:09 am

      • I guess the question we’ll never really know is if he was guilty of the crime they accused him of — stealing some propaganda poster. I’d call it 50/50.

        If he was guilty, then his death was Darwin Award-worthy. If he wasn’t guilty, then choosing to visit NK is just garden-variety stupid.

        Still, when people bring “white privilege” into it, I feel like I have to fight them.

        Wency

        June 22, 2017 at 7:49 am

      • @Wency

        Thousands of Americans tour North Korea every year. And all of them return home safe.

        They even have a video tape of Otto pulling off a poster.

        Otto got what he deserved, they most likely beat him because he refused to work in the labor camp or pissed off the guards.

        Ottos coma came from blunt force.

        Otto made the choice to go to North Korea, he made the choice to steal something knowing the consequences, he made the choice to piss off his captors.

        He has nobody to blame but himself. Clearly he brought it upon himself since thousands of Americans tour North Korea every year without issue.

        Hbd investor

        June 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      • I never got the fascination with touring third world countries. Glad I saw Europe when it was still nice.

        Mrs Stitch

        June 22, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      • Yeah, a 22 year old man who wanted to experience a unique adventure, whether foolish or not, is indefensible and deserves to be tortured to death.

        If he was captured by robbers while kayaking with friends, then yes.

        But he didn’t go kayaking.

        He went to North Korea which has a demilitarized zone where nearly 2 million soldiers are on a hair trigger alert for war.

        The lesson is clearly not to visit North Korea.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        June 22, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    • Why Have Jewish Organizations Been Silent About Otto Warmbier’s Death?

      http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/238192/why-have-jewish-orgs-been-silent-about-otto-warmbiers-death

      Otto Warmbier, an American student at the University of Virginia—who was active in Hillel and who went on Birthright, where he received a Hebrew name—died yesterday after being arrested and tortured by North Korea. You’d think that the cluster of handsomely funded Jewish organizations that fly the banner of promoting and protecting Jewish life in America and abroad would notice and acknowledge Warmbier’s murder. So far, though, American Jewish officialdom has been deafeningly silent…

      Smartest Woman on the Internet

      June 22, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    • The alt-right is also saying who cares about Warmbier because he was Jewish. Both morally depraved.

      gothamette

      June 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      • The alt-right either willfully ignores or underestimates tribal feelings that commoners have for others who share a similar phenotype. There are a few from that camp who show sympathy for Warmbier, because he’s racially White.

        There is a projection that America will get very messy by the end of the year along the issues of race and class. No one is immune and neither insulated SWPLs nor East Asians will be immune to the wrath of proles. Anyway, people are turning against one another from the same socioeconomic standing.

        This country thrives on the basis that middling to low IQ individuals relish in divide n conquer politics, and rightly so, America’s business is all about that. The Obama years was all about emboldening blacks to step out of bounds, and the Trump years will let flatulence pass in increments in regards to proles.

        JS

        June 22, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    • N. Korea claims it was food poisoning related and we’ve found no medical signs of torture. I think it’s doubtful that they tortured him– for what purpose?

      anon

      June 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      • I don’t think you can believe anything N. Korea says. I don’t think logic plays a large part in anything that happens in North Korea. For what purpose would they lock him up for stealing a God damned poster?

        Rosenmops

        June 22, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      • Food poisoning and torture both seem like weak explanations, based on what’s known. I suspect Warmbier tried to hang himself in prison and was rescued too late to avoid serious brain damage. Everyone would assume the worst of NK so they came up with a lame cover story, but the lack of physical injury on Warmbier’s body shows they weren’t working him over. The family’s refusal to allow an autopsy suggests — to me anyway — that they’ve had thoughts similar to mine.

        Richard

        June 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    • Otto apparently thought he could go to North Korea, and drink to excess and party with his peers in a totalitarian state and suffer no consequences from his actions. That certainly sounds like some sort of privilege, but basically the sort of privilege endemic to all upper middle class college students. I blame the tour group organizer though, not Otto.

      Peter Akuleyev

      June 23, 2017 at 7:07 am

  2. If a white uni professor made these comments against any race they would have got fired. So at least they are being fair.

    DataExplorer

    June 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    • Not only would the white professor have been fired the local sjw’s would have protested and made a spectacle to push their anti-white agenda. June C was simply let go with little commotion. No one threw a fit to castigate the whole Chinese community and portray whites as discriminated. Not that I think it should happen in either case. But they’re not treated the same even if she was fired for it.

      destructure

      June 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

  3. I don’t think she should have been fired, but she seems like a stuck up arsehole. Very arrogant. And her brother spit on food when he worked in a restaurant–makes you wonder if the whole family has defective personalities.

    Why was she posting under her real name? I might be fired too if I did that, and anyone found out.

    Rosenmops

    June 21, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    • She probably had it liked to her facebook page to get “friends” and “likes”. She was Elite (so she could get free stuff on Yelp) and that comes from people sharing your reviews.

      I agree she shouldnt be fired for this. She comes off as what she is – a very unpleasant person- but that was apparently acceptable on the job so it should be fine for her employer in her private life.

      “I’m Asian, I know rice”, “I am an instructor”, “I know spitting in food”, “I can make a donut with a slice of bread and nutellela”. This was probably her 24×7.

      Lion of the Turambar

      June 22, 2017 at 6:47 am

  4. The clamp down on any kind of freedom of expression is simply unbelievable. I never watched the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard when it was on comma but as a result of the controversy about the Confederate flag, I learned that the show featured a muscle car which was nicknamed general Lee, and it had Confederate flags flying from it.

    A black woman in Canada recently had a trigger issue because she saw a replica of this car at some kind of car convention. Much squirming & cucking ensued.

    The point of this is that no one could possibly make a TV show like The Dukes of Hazzard nowadays. And yet it was a huge hit, and no one ever took issue with the car or the flags.

    gothamette

    June 21, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    • LOL, sorry for the word “comma” in the above. I dictate.

      gothamette

      June 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      • You dictate your Lion of the Blogosphere comments? Now *that* makes my day.

        S.J., Esquire

        June 22, 2017 at 11:59 am

      • You dictate your Lion of the Blogosphere comments? Now *that* makes my day.

        S.J., Esquire

        June 22, 2017 at 11:59 am

      • 1. Yes, when on the phone. I prefer to type but only on the computer. (The funny thing is that the 2nd time, when I said the word comma, an actual comma came out, which I had to change to the word.)
        2. Happy to oblige.

        gothamette

        June 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    • I once worked for a law firm that was defending Oracle against a black guy’s claim of hostile work environment. Asked at deposition what the hostility consisted of, he answered that he once overheard two managers discussing the an upcoming conference in Atlanta, and one of them said, “the South should have won the Civil War.” I asked the partner whether the case could be defended if the story were true, and he said, “probably not.” Turned out the guy had lied about his experience on his resume, so the whole thing was moot.

      Explainer 21

      June 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      • Wouldn’t that be considered hearsay evidence & therefore inadmissible in court?

        gothamette

        June 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    • The Dukes of Hazzard ran from 1979-1985. This was way before the crippling effects of political correctness took hold. You weren’t forced to walk on eggshells at that time.

      BTW the General Lee is very popular among auto enthusiasts. There are quite a few diecasts and some plastic models available of that car.

      Lewis Medlock

      June 22, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      • The actual car from the TV series was bought by the golfer Bubba Watson.

        Marty

        June 22, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      • That car should be owned by a guy named Bubba.

        Richard

        June 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      • Exactly, that’s my point. Actually there were lefties then, and their ideas were as insane then as now, in fact the same. And in my crowd there was always a bit of fear as to their reaction. PC in my social milieu is nothing new.

        But there was no corporate sponsorship of left wing tyranny. That’s the difference. The studio that produces Dukes of Hazzard merch discontinued it, at the expense of profits.

        It’s false that money is the measure of all things in the US. It’s the measure of a lot, but when a studio will give up profits because the left/blacks criminalize something as harmless as a car called General Lee, you’ve got to rethink that.

        gothamette

        June 23, 2017 at 10:27 am

  5. Fussell referred to Anglo-Saxon youth as being higher class. One could get away with such things in the early 1980’s.

    B.T.D.T.

    June 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    • In 1958 sociologist Edward Banfield wrote a book about familism in southern Italy entitled “The Moral Basis of a Backward Society.” You could never use the words “backward” or “primitive” to describe any society or cultural practice today.

      Lewis Medlock

      June 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm

  6. I think I’ll write some reviews of Chinese restaurants, expressing sympathy for all the dogs and cats who have given their lives for Asian cuisine.I

    Jimmy Flounderello

    June 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm

  7. OT – reporting from the 6th District here. Thank God we held the line. @TUJ and @Otis – we did it.

    Camlost

    June 21, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    • Thank God we held the line.

      Against a guy who looks like he’s in a coma.

      But I’ll take it – a win is still a win.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      June 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm

  8. While she shouldn’t have gotten canned for it, I found her bit about movie theater workers being a bunch of “barely educated morons” really obnoxious. She was a big shot administrator at one of the country’s top universities and was making fun of low-paid working people.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    June 21, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    • I agree I guess, but doesn’t Lion regularly mock Swpl types here? For traits that are either genetic or cultural are therefore outside of any individual’s control. So how can we enjoy the mocking of one group but be offended by the mocking of another?

      DataExplorer

      June 22, 2017 at 7:56 am

      • It’s their rules, so make them live up to them. I’m genuinely surprised Chu was fired, because usually universities are hypocritical about this stuff.

        The academic CW is that punching up is OK, but punching down is bad because it enforces systemic oppression. As a privileged person sneering at “white trash” and minimum wage workers, Chu was punching down.

        Richard

        June 22, 2017 at 11:58 am

      • The basis of most mockery of SWPL / Bo-Bo / Class-X is the phoniness of it all.

        Proles genuinely seem to enjoy trash-culture and don’t care.

        Bo-Bo’s and SWPLs try hard to pretend to enjoy “sophisticated” things.

        The crowd around here is suspicious of these kind of conspicuous displays of pretension and learned sophistication. Sure maybe some actually are sincere. But this is self-convinced “sincerity” is a to a large degree likely a result of brainwashing / indoctrination to conform with certain class status aspirations.

        In a meta-meta view, we critics ridiculing the BoBo’s earnestness for SWPL pleasures are just as phony as BoBo’s are when they ridicule prole pleasures of flyover America. Rather than competing within the norms of either class, we are exiting and deconstructing the values and aesthetics of that in order to convince ourselves that we’re superior for having freed ourselves from the constraints of those expectations & norms.

        I have to try harder not to look down on BoBo’s for enjoying their pleasures as they look down on Proles. Everybody likes something different. Who am I to care?

        Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

        June 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      • The hypocrisy of self-righteous SWPL’s demands ridicule.

        Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

        June 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  9. It’s a very familiar, Chinese style of snobbishness. I know a few people like her myself. The social justice indoctrination just makes it worse.

    Jason Liu

    June 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    • She seems like a bitch, to my surprise Yale is being somewhat consistent by treating talking about white trash as racism.

      I don’t like ‘white trash’ being the only acceptable racial insult. It implies that only white people can be low class, when in reality most minorities misbehave more egregiously.

      Asians pulling the race card because of SJW indoctrination can be very annoying*. It’s pretty clear they are not disadvantaged and like Western countries enough to live in them.

      *Ms Chu didn’t claim victim status in the reviews I read.

      Simon

      June 22, 2017 at 1:24 am

      • “to my surprise Yale is being somewhat consistent by treating talking about white trash as racism.”

        I suppose. But do you really think none of the other profs at Yale say “white trash” openly? She probably thought she could get by with it because they said it and didn’t mind when she did. And they didn’t mind when she said it because they despise lower class whites. Which kind of makes them hypocrites for firing her. Leon went to an Ivy so I’d be interested to hear his comments on that.

        I also wonder if they weren’t using this to get rid of her because she was she was a pain in the neck.

        “I don’t like ‘white trash’ being the only acceptable racial insult.”

        Yeah. The double standards are getting a bit old. The sjw’s may have jumped the shark.

        destructure

        June 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

      • I never heard anyone say “white trash” at Penn in the late 1980s.

      • Yeah I thought “white trash” was primarily a white southern expression, only recently appropriated.

        Mrs Stitch

        June 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    • About ten years ago in SF, I was standing in line for a commute bus when a 40-ish Asian woman brazenly cut in front of me in line. I stopped her, and she accused me of being a “wife beater.”

      Marty

      June 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    • The UWS is now full of Chinese couples, both mom & dad, and their very prepared children. I wonder what SJWs will say to the world of 20 years from now, which will be run by them, with the usual people bringing up the rear.

      gothamette

      June 22, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      • What about the UES? It seems like the UES is where the well to do White gentiles thrive. It turns out not to be the case anymore. Jews have equal bragging rights to the UES and I assume East Asians will carved out their little hole in the coming years.

        JS

        June 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      • I see very few Chinese in the UES (Rosenmops: Upper East Side, which is the geographical cognate of the UWS, but socially quite different. In the UES you have what passes for old money in NYC.)

        gothamette

        June 23, 2017 at 10:24 am

      • At the moment, the UES is in a transition phase from the old money aristocracy to a new world order of wealthy globalists. Just look at the new residential buildings being built on the UES.

        A testament to this changing demography is the Metropolitan Museum of Art which draws countless people around the world, which is located on the UES. 20 years ago, the museum didn’t give tours like it was the United Nations. Museum tours are now conducted in ten languages and I expect more will be added in the near future.

        JS

        June 23, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      • I’m not sure what UWS is, but in Vancouver the Chinese have already taken over. University of British Columbia is almost entirely Chinese. When I was there in the early 70’s it was almost entirely white.

        I worry that the university will turn corrupt, as academia in China is corrupt. That will ruin UBC. Real estate in Vancouver has become corrupt.

        http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/31/money-laundering-real-estate-transparency-international_n_15725728.html

        Apparently the laws that prevented this sort of thing when the city was white do not function well as Chinese take over.

        Rosenmops

        June 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      • UWS = Upper West Side, roughly 59th to 110th Street, west of Central Park. Between 110th & 125th it’s technically Harlem but no one in their right mind would call it that. It’s called “the Columbia area.”

        Katrina Vanden Heuvel, publisher of the Nation, once claimed she lived in Harlem. LOL. She lives in a luxury building on Riverside Drive & 104th Street, which is no way in Harlem even stretching things. Apartments go for $4-$5M in that building. I know someone who bought a place there when they went for $30K.

        gothamette

        June 23, 2017 at 10:23 am

      • Columbia is in Morningside Heights.

  10. It’s a sign of the times. Biased judges and investigators, fake-news journalists, foul-mouthed scholars and educators. The end is near.

    maga

    June 22, 2017 at 12:16 am

  11. perfectly acceptable to hate white people if they’re poor or stupid. such people aren’t on the official list of people one is not allowed to hate. as lion has noted many times, 99+% of people are congenitally incapable of making moral judgements of their own. all they can do is mimic whatever crowd they find themselves in. given that formal education is a criminal conspiracy such a person as ms chu is the norm. oh for the days when “snob” meant “lower class striver”.

    Beverly Hills Ninja

    June 22, 2017 at 12:54 am

    • I don’t recall our host ever saying anything like 99+% of people are congenitally incapable of making moral judgments on their own. Almost everyone I know makes moral judgments, and almost constantly. As for “correct” moral judgments, well who is to say what is correct? There is no accepted moral authority.

      CamelCaseRob

      June 22, 2017 at 10:06 am

      • but 99% of the time these judgements are not based on moral intuition or thinking in moral terms. they are based on a desire for status and superiority. “social proof” is the only proof there is in moral matters for 99+% of people. people believe what they want to believe. this is why stalin’s purges, etc. are not a mysterious phenomenon. this is why pederasty was the norm in sparta, etc.

        Beverly Hills Ninja

        June 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      • Yes, especially among stuffy SWPLs whose condescension is based on superiority and not morality.

        A lot of Asian elitist types in America probably suffer from an inferiority complex/identity crisis among the true elites who happened to be White. Worse, they probably suffer from a deeper inferiority, upon encountering many 1st rate non-Anglo Europeans.

        Her petty dislike of the White working class, whom she probably never really associated with, is misdirected, because of this reason.

        To make matters worse, East Asians could never integrate into the Anglo Sphere, yet they are found in large numbers simply of its economic opportunity not found in other Western countries, which are more nationalistic similar to their native homelands.

        JS

        June 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

      • It’s not unexpected that smart people will dislike stupid people.

      • The real issue lies – why did she make these white trash comments on yelp in the 1st place? If you don’t deal with proles in real life and I assume she did not, being a privileged Asian who is employed by Yale. Making these fervent comments about trashy White people using her real name on social media makes no sense.

        Unless…as a dean she advised proles with school and career guidance. This would rebuke the fact that proles are kept out of HYP in favor of Jews, Asians and now NAMs.

        JS

        June 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      • Ivies don’t FAVOR Asians and Jews, those groups just do really well in school and on the SAT because they have high-IQ genes.

        In fact, Ivies actively discriminate against Asians. Jews are no longer considered to be a separate ethnicity, they are just lumped in together with all whites.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        June 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm

  12. It appears that there are scant differences between Asian proles and Asian “SWPLs”. Both groups seem upward mobile, superficial, with a final objective of status signaling with anything that comes out of the Western world.

    East Asia is one of the most-least diverse region in the world in terms of originality, personality and individuality.

    JS

    June 22, 2017 at 1:20 am

    • Those are not qualities valued in a collectivist society. There is an abundance of diversity in their food.

      maga

      June 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

  13. What is going on at colleges? Just saw this new report on the recent craziness at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Science professor Bret Weinstein is being demonized by students for speaking out against a “day without whites” when all whites were expected to stay off campus (or something). The insanity in this video is beyond words. The disrespect shown to Prof. Weinstein and the college president has to be seen to be believed.

    SQ

    June 22, 2017 at 1:54 am

  14. Left-wing orthodoxy holds that East Asians like Ms. Chu are honorary white people and as such any social transgression (no matter how small) by the likes of her is to be condemned in the harshest terms. Had a similar comment been made by a black associate professor, completing a thesis on the oppression of immigrant pedophiles in mid-century Pennsylvania, her tenure would have been a shoo-in.

    Roli

    June 22, 2017 at 3:38 am

  15. Mentioning race is déclassé.

    Maciano

    June 22, 2017 at 5:03 am

  16. Seems like a right prick, they probably wanted to fire her anyway and just used it as an excuse.

    Hashed

    June 22, 2017 at 6:04 am

    • A dean from Yale and she goes on Yelp. Let’s be clear, read my other comments.

      JS

      June 22, 2017 at 9:50 am

    • That probably plays into it. I doubt she’s a Jekyll & Hyde; if she’s a jerk online she’s probably a jerk in the office.

      Richard

      June 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  17. Why was she even allowed to immigrate? This is so stupid.

    Яков

    June 22, 2017 at 6:17 am

  18. Who would expect a prestigious university dean to be reviewing food and cinemas? This is so stupid. It’s like this board wasting time on discussing shrimp, oysters, bagels, damn! This board is so weird! Would Aristotle be discussing the stupid shrimp? No way! He would focus on ideas.

    Lion, what’s your point? She shouldn’t have been fired? It’s not a private conversation, you know. The problem is that even if you say nigger or faggot in your own home and to your own wife and kids, you get fired! This is what ridiculous, but this girl had to go.

    Яков

    June 22, 2017 at 6:31 am

    • This is the first time that I’m agreeing with you on an issue. You are correct, sir.

      This is what separates Jews and East Asians in Academia (I know this isn’t your thing):

      Jews are very good students and at the same time good scholars. Conversely, Northeast Asians are exceptional students, but they make up only 8–9% of university professors in 2011 (National Center for Educational Statistics)

      http://www.unz.com/jthompson/asians-bright-but-not-curious

      And the Anglo Sphere cheapens a STEM education when these people crowd the universities, because they perceive them as trade schools.

      One looks no further of the dysfunction in the English speaking world, when you realize this is one of the main problems with American capitalism.

      JS

      June 22, 2017 at 8:44 am

      • 9% is a lot, and would probably be higher were it not for anti-Asian discrimination.

      • It has very little do with discrimination and a lot to do with HBD.

        East Asians are generally not a very intellectual lot. They make good students, but not great thinkers, and certainly not egalitarians. They live in a perpetual world of zero sum, a few with a lot and many have nots.

        JS

        June 22, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      • JS. I am really curious in knowing what u think Asians are doing wrong in STEM that u think others are doing right. Not everyone is going to be a scientist or inventor. The world needs lot of entry level coders, senior developers, project managers, dba’s and they seem to be filling in those hiring needs just fine.

        Fwiw, my team is comprised of 9 south asians, 1 south American, 1 hispanic, 1 Caucasian, 0 north asians. I know u are gonna say we are all prole/low status and that’s just fine with us. None of the people I know in our groups are SJWs btw.

        wt

        June 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      • ‘This is what separates Jews and East Asians in Academia (I know this isn’t your thing):’.

        Why isn’t Academia my thing? You think a brick layer can’t be academic? The Ashkenazi Talmudic commentators of the last few hundred years were highly intellectual and revolutionary in their individual approaches to learning. My first teacher was an electrician. This is where true academic knowledge resides. Obviously, this isn’t the only place.

        Яков

        June 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      • wt,

        Science in the United States has collapsed, starting at the point when it became over-saturated with Third Worlders.

        map

        June 22, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      • Employers shouldn’t drive down wages on their own citizens by importing foreigners.

        destructure

        June 22, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      • “the Anglo Sphere cheapens a STEM education when these people crowd the universities, because they perceive them as trade schools.”

        There is a huge surplus of STEM graduates in the West, because of Asians. The only fields they don’t generally go into are those that involve spending time in the outdoors. One of my sons got a PhD in wildlife ecology and had no trouble getting a good job because the field isn’t saturated with Asians.

        Rosenmops

        June 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      • Rosenmops – Not the West, but the Anglo Sphere. In Québec, East Asians are abound in schools like McGill and Concordia. They are a small, almost non-existent minority in French speaking schools like UQAM and Laval, which can be quite a cultural shock for anyone who has spent much of their time in the prole sphere.

        JS

        June 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      • “Not the West, but the Anglo Sphere. In Québec, East Asians are abound in schools like McGill and Concordia. They are a small, almost non-existent minority in French speaking schools like UQAM and Laval, which can be quite a cultural shock for anyone who has spent much of their time in the prole sphere.”

        C’mon, UQAM and Laval are only known in Quebec and by university students who play football. Does it even matter? Over 99% of STEM students will do nothing significant for humanity because they aren’t capable of genius let alone getting into a trade school like Caltech.

        DaddyFrank

        June 22, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      • “The only fields they don’t generally go into are those that involve spending time in the outdoors.”

        They love going to our national parks out West, though. I went to Yosemite and it was crawling with Asians.

        Hermes

        June 22, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      • “They love going to our national parks out West, though. I went to Yosemite and it was crawling with Asians.”

        Interesting. Were they Japanese? Japanese tourists are the only Asians I have seen who visit wilderness parks. We have few Japanese immigrants or students, but masses of Chinese.

        Rosenmops

        June 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    • Oh, you’re expecting universities to discuss issues that actually matter? How cute.

      Njguy73

      June 22, 2017 at 11:27 am

    • Would Aristotle be discussing the stupid shrimp?

      Shrimp Aristotle: Shrimp sauteed with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, fresh herbs and garlic, angel hair pasta, feta cheese and scallions.

      Mark Caplan

      June 22, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      • Aristotle discussed quite a few marine animals (and apparently some of his descriptions hold up quite well) in his writings (Of the Parts of Animals and similar texts). But probably rather octopus than shrimp.

        parrhesia

        June 25, 2017 at 8:22 am

  19. OT, but another example proving that one must get on a career track sufficiently lucrative to move away from poor people or at least the kind of people that host loud parties at 3:00 AM in a Thursday morning or keep, unleashed, out-of-control pit bulls as pets.

    Certainly, the first attack was in response to a “git ’em” command by the owner.

    LA Times, 06/22/17 – Teen is fatally shot by L.A. County deputies in pit bull attack on officers

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-palmdale-deputy-shooting-20170622-story.html#nt=oft02a-2li3

    A teenager was fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Palmdale early Thursday was accidentally killed as he tried to stop his aggressive dog from attacking the officers…The 17-year-old was struck in the chest as he tried to jump on the dog…A deputy who had been bitten by the animal was also struck by a bullet fragment in the shooting.

    Authorities said the deputies had gone to a home in the 38500 block of 10th Street East around 3:40 a.m. in response to a call about a loud party. As they arrived, a pit bull charged at them and bit one of the deputies in the leg…The teenager, who was the owner of the dog, tied up the animal to prevent it from attacking again…At some point, the pit bull broke free and charged at the deputies again. Two deputies shot at the pit bull “while the dog owner simultaneously tried to jump onto the dog to stop it from attacking deputy personnel,” the memo said. The teen died later at Antelope Valley Hospital.

    The deputy who had been bitten by the animal was struck by a bullet fragment in the ankle area, the memo said. He was treated at another local hospital and was listed in stable condition. The dog was shot but survived, the memo said…

    E. Rekshun

    June 22, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    • You have a cool streak when it comes to American nihilism. I don’t!

      JS

      June 22, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    • “She was skeptical at deputies’ claims that her dog attacked them.

      “That’s not my dog. That’s not his personality,” she said.

      After the shooting, deputies hauled her pit bull and Chihuahua away.”

      Were the police afraid of the Chihuahua too?

      I wasn’t there, but the idea of the 17-year-old getting killed when he was trying to protect the dog seems heart breaking.

      Rosenmops

      June 22, 2017 at 7:59 pm

  20. It is – of course – totally ridiculous that she was fired for this, but screw her. No sympathy. People like her created the PC menace to begin with.

    Two in the Bush

    June 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm

  21. What a Military Conflict with North Korea Would Look Like

    https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/north-korea-2/

    It won’t look pretty.

    But such a conflict will be unavoidable considering how the acquisition of an ICBM by North Korea poses an unacceptable risk to America.

    I know about a bit about game theory and have acquaintances in the military. Using my own knowledge of statistics and what I’ve gathered from talks in private, I can base this analysis of how a fight with North Korea will probably sort out.

    Specifically, how a fight will escalate in the event of war: Game theory is most famous for its Cold War era projections of how a conflict between America and the USSR would eventually escalate into a nuclear exchange. Simulations based on game theory repeatedly indicated that even a conventional conflict would steadily escalate up to a nuclear conflict in part because the perceived downside to using nuclear weapons decreased as the risk of losing a conventional conflict increased. The ease by which a nuclear exchange could be born from only a limited conflict is why the Soviets and Americans never fought a conventional battle directly against each other.

    Because a Second Korean War could very well lead to a nuclear exchange, we will take the lessons of the Cold War to see how each side might view the risk-reward calculations in a war.

    First, there is the order of battle. At North Korea’s disposal are its nuclear program; over 1 million man army deployed in offensive positions along the DMZ; artillery pieces that could level South Korea’s capitol; stores of chemical and biological weapons, and numerous, if outdated anti-aircraft guns.

    Against this threat South Korea has over 500,000 well-equipped soldiers deployed in strong defensive positions along the DMZ; counter-batteries ready to respond to an artillery bombardment by the North; and support aircraft for its land forces.

    The United States has stationed 30,000 ground forces in South Korea; holds reserves nearby in Japan; and scattered powerful air, naval, and nuclear assets across the theater.

    North Korea will not want a war until its nuclear program reaches a more advanced stage. Therefore, any conflict prior to that point will have to be instigated by the United States.

    How might an American move to destroy the North’s nuclear arsenal take shape?

    An American invasion of North Korea is unlikely. The needed buildup would take too long and be easily noticeable by the North, to say nothing of what would surely be the heavy cost of such an effort.

    American air strikes targeted at the North’s nuclear program are the most likely option.

    Unlike a military strike on Iran’s nuclear capacities, a air assault on North Korea is much more dangerous: The North has a vast air defense system, positions better fortified than anything Iran has and (unlike Iran) has the ability to retaliate severely with its conventional forces in the aftermath of a airstrike.

    The most important question is how would the North respond to an air assault limited, initially, to their nuclear assets only.

    In response the North would choose from these options based on how it weighs the value of the risks vs rewards that accompany each choice –

    Accept whatever damage America inflicts on their nuclear program with only token retaliation.

    Pro for the North – The conflict does not escalate into a war they would ultimately lose.
    Con for the North – Their nuclear capabilities likely suffer heavy damage, thus leaving them more vulnerable in a future confrontation with America. They also lose face.

    Open fire on Seoul with Northern artillery batteries positioned along the DMZ

    Pro for the North – Punishing their enemies for an American strike might deter them from similar strikes when the North inevitably begins rebuilding its nuclear assets.
    Con for the North – South Korea and America will immediately counter attack against the North’s artillery as well as the North’s other land forces.

    In addition to counter attacking with conventional forces the North uses whatever chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons they have against American and South Korean forces and, perhaps, Japan.

    Pro for the North – Inflict the maximum amount of death and destruction before the Kim regime goes down in flames.
    Con for the North – The North is immediately destroyed, or mostly destroyed, in a nuclear attack by America.

    If the North chooses military retaliation that retaliation will, in the beginning, probably not involve WMDs since that would invite an American nuclear response. One other complication with using nuclear weapons early is that the North may not be completely confident these weapons will work in a real conflict after they’ve witnessed their nuclear tests suffer numerous failures recently.

    Conventional artillery and land assaults against Seoul and other strategic positions in South Korea are the most likely initial responses, if there is a strong response.

    This conventional attack will spark a full scale conventional war because South Korea’s military is trained to assume any artillery attack against Seoul is the start of a land invasion. The bulk of the South Korean military, backed by American air power, would meet the first Northern salvo by destroying as much of North Korea’s artillery pieces as possible in order to minimize how much destruction Seoul suffers. But this would take a certain amount of time; once North Korea’s shelling came to an end much of the South’s capitol and many hundred’s of thousands of South Koreans would have been killed in the fighting.

    If the North Korean army advances South they would be largely shot to pieces against the South Korean army’s superior weaponry and defensive positions, though this would victory would also come at a heavy cost for the South.

    Because a Northern artillery attack against Seoul would lead to a very violent reaction by South Korean and American forces, it is possible the North may calculate that it is better not to retaliate with artillery (and certainly not with WMDs) if their nuclear program is struck by American air and naval power.

    But it is also at least equally possible the North will decide to opt for a conventional artillery attack that will quickly turn into a conventional war.

    As fierce as the clash would be, the North’s aging conventional defenses would be worn down in a few weeks.

    It is at this moment where the North would have to choose to use whatever WMDs it has left. If it does decide to use them in one final act of destruction, it is better for America that such an endgame occur not in the Western Hemisphere but in Northeast Asia instead.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    June 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    • A North Korean artillery attack on Seoul is like a conventional WMD.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    • A North Korean artillery attack on Seoul is like a conventional WMD.

      Potentially it could kill more than any other WMD short of nukes. The effectiveness of chemical and bio weapons depends on weather. Artillery shells will reach their target no matter what direction the wind is.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      June 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    • The main reason nobody has acted militarily on North Korea for the X number of years it’s been a horrifying batcase is that we’re scared to death China will intervene to protect its ally.

      Nothing will happen unless the US gets China’s OK.

      “If it does decide to use them in one final act of destruction, it is better for America that such an endgame occur not in the Western Hemisphere but in Northeast Asia instead.”

      So what? America doesn’t count here. Anything that happens will be because it’s better for China.

      Richard

      June 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    • Add into the mix that the leader of North Korea is batshit crazy. And what would China do? Is China into world domination? Perhaps they are content with financial domination and colonizing the west coast of Canada. I also worry about Russia because Putin seems quite aggressive and ruthless. Russia is a mafia state.

      Rosenmops

      June 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    • The main reason nobody has acted militarily on North Korea for the X number of years it’s been a horrifying batcase is that we’re scared to death China will intervene to protect its ally.

      That was true during the Cold War. It is not true today when China has a great deal to lose in trade with America, South Korea and Japan if China enters a conflict on behalf of North Korea.

      China might occupy North Korea if the Kim dynasty collapses, but they won’t be eager to do it since any occupation will be a chaotic mess.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      June 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      • Are we really that confident about that?

        If we miscalculate we may have just started World War III between two nuclear powers.

        Richard

        June 23, 2017 at 10:35 am

      • Are we really that confident about that?

        If we miscalculate we may have just started World War III between two nuclear powers.

        If they wanted to defend the North against the American military the Chinese would have deployed forces near the Korean DMZ and/or announced they would intervene on Kim’s behalf in case of a conflict to further deter America from a conflict.

        And, anyway, North Korea cannot be allowed to build ICBMs that can reach the United States. Even if they never preemptively attack America, ICBMs would give much greater leeway to the Kim dynasty than they have now in how hostile they can act.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        June 23, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    • And what would China do? Is China into world domination? Perhaps they are content with financial domination and colonizing the west coast of Canada.

      China may figure a Second Korean War will not affect them significantly. There’s no indication however they would be willing to intervene to prop up the Kim dynasty again.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      June 22, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      • That China has remained allied with NK, despite all the insane illogical stuff they’ve done in recent years, gives very strong proof that the Chinese place great importance in having a NK which remains outside the USA sphere of influence.

        The only way Kim will be deposed is if he is replaced by a less erratic pro-China leader.

        Richard

        June 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

      • That China has remained allied with NK, despite all the insane illogical stuff they’ve done in recent years, gives very strong proof that the Chinese place great importance in having a NK which remains outside the USA sphere of influence.

        North Korea is useful up to a point. A war on the Peninsula would cause a good amount of disruption to Asian economic activity. On the other hand, the Chinese may feel that it isn’t worth their getting involved to apply too much pressure on the North if the US military will ultimately contain Kim. But a direct intervention to prop up the government like they did for Kim il Sung is not likely.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        June 23, 2017 at 7:14 pm

  22. JS- “Her petty dislike of the White working class, whom she probably never really associated with, is misdirected, because of this reason”

    You of all people are going to say that?!

    prolier than thou

    June 24, 2017 at 3:37 am


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